15. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing

Adventure-recreation center

LOCATION: New Castle, VA
BEST PERKS: Alternative work environment, Fitness, Swag
HIRING? YES! wilderness-adventure.com

Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a full-service adventure and retreat center in the mountains of Virginia. We offer adventure outfitting and guide services for almost any outdoor activity or sport. Our rustic lodges sleep anywhere from nine to fifty people who have all the amenities of home in a beautiful wilderness setting. We specialize in custom-tailored experiences for any group of any size. Weddings, corporate retreats, or multiple-day self-sufficient wilderness experiences—we can do it all. We have a chef on staff and a full-service kitchen that can provide for groups large and small. Our 500-acre property includes a climbing wall, bike trails, and 900-foot zipline. We also host a summer camp for kids ages 8 to 17.

At Wilderness Adventure, we are a big family—we eat, sleep, work, and, of course, play together. Every member of the staff has a place and responsibility in the family. Our staff has coined the phrase Teamwork Don’t Seamwork, and that’s how we live. Weather we are guiding a group down a river or working in the kitchen, we do it together.

We try and show our staff how much we appreciate them with Staff Happiness Days, which can be anything from a simple ice cream party to a trip to the U.S. National White Water Center.

We provide equipment for any outdoor activity that our staff wishes to participate in. This includes, but is not limited to, bikes, kayaks, canoes, camping and hiking gear, rock-climbing gear, and zipline and high-ropes gear. We also have a small gym in the basement of our lodge building with weights and a punching bag.

We promote health and wellness by offering 30 minutes of personal exercise time at the end of every day.

We encourage employees to live on-site in one of our staff cabins or in our staff house, which are about a mile from our location, and encourage all staff there to run or bike to work. We also have composting and recycling programs.

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